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Visiting Artists: Annie Sprinkle & Beth Stephens


For the last decade, Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens have been creating performance under the rubric of "ecosexuality" in which they playfully provoke audiences to think differently about their relationship to the Earth: instead of imagining Earth as mother, how would we treat the Earth if we thought of it as a lover? How would our behavior change? How might we, then, co-create a more sustainable future?  

This series of workshops and events introduces participants to Sprinkle & Stephens' ecosexuality performances and their creative techniques. All activities are open to students, staff, faculty, and community. 

Sprinkle & Stephens' visit will include a host of opportunities to meet and engage with the "ecosexual activists" beginning on Oct. 11. A brief schedule below. 

OCT. 11 A SprinkleStephens Salon
What: Reception, Games, and Book-signing/Decorating of Assuming the Ecosexual Position: The Earth as Lover
When: 4-6p.m.
Where: The Athenaeum | 287 W. Broad St. Athens, GA
OCT. 12 Introduction to Ecosex Art & Ideas
What: Artist Talk and Workshop Part 1
When: 6-8p.m.
Where: Fine Arts Building, Cellar Theatre
OCT. 13

Let's Make a Performance Art Happening Together
What: Workshop Part 2: Develop concepts, Prepare costumes, Make props... get creative
When: 1:50-3:30p.m.
Where: Fine Arts Building

Screening + Q&A: Water Makes Us Wet: An Ecosexual Adventure (TRT 80 MInutes)
When: 5p.m.
Where: Balcony Theatre (Room 400), Fine Arts Building
With a poetic blend of curiosity, humor, sensuality and concern, this film chronicles the pleasures and politics of H2O from an ecosexual perspective. Travel around California with Annie, a former sex worker, Beth, a UCSC professor, and their dog Butch, in their E.A.R.T.H. Lab mobile unit, as they explore water in the Golden State. Along the way, Annie and Beth interact with a diverse range of folks including performance artists, biologists, water treatment plant workers, scholars and others, climaxing in a shocking event that reaffirms the power of water, life and love.

OCT. 14 I Love You (Earth) Day! Free Sidewalk Ecosex Clinic
What: It's part performance art happening, part sex ed, and part pleasure activism. The free ecosex walkup clinic will be staffed by our student clinicians. 
When: 12p.m.-2p.m
Where: Tate Center Sidewalk between Tate and MLC

Let us know if you're planning to attend any of these events by signing up HERE

This event is sponsored by the Willson Center for Humanities & Arts, The Athenaeum, UGA Arts Collaborative, Department of Theatre & Film Studies, Institute of Women's Studies, & Sustainable UGA. 


Associate Professor of Performance Studies

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